Acer has been granted a patent for a pixel structure that includes a display unit with a self-illuminating element and a shading unit with a shading layer. The shading layer is connected to a shading electrode and a light-shielding material layer. This innovation enhances display quality and efficiency. GlobalData’s report on Acer gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Acer, Device power optimization was a key innovation area identified from patents. Acer's grant share as of February 2024 was 68%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Pixel structure with shading unit for display screens

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Acer Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11927870B2) discloses a pixel structure for display units, featuring a pixel switch element, a self-illuminating element, and a shading unit with a shading electrode, shading layer, and light-shielding material layer. The shading unit may also include a shading switch element, with the shading electrode connected to it. Additionally, the shading electrode can consist of multiple electrodes with different extension directions, such as perpendicular orientations, and may be located on the bottom surface of the shading layer.

Furthermore, the patent describes a display device incorporating a pixel array with multiple pixel structures, each comprising a display unit and shading unit. These units are connected to scanning and data circuits, along with a shading control circuit. The shading unit in the display device may include multiple shading electrodes, each controlled by individual shading control circuits, enhancing the functionality and versatility of the display technology described in the patent.

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